Wisconsin hunter safety course now offered online

February 13, 2014

Hunters who need to complete a Wisconsin hunter safety course before getting their hunting license can now get started on their official training at hunter-ed.com/wisconsin.

Hunter-ed.com features new hunter safety videos that are designed to be fun to watch while presenting important safety information. These short videos cover safety topics such as tree stand hunting safety, firearms safety, hunting from a ground blind, effectiveness of blaze orange and more. For more information or to take the online portion of the course, visit www.hunter-ed.com/wisconsin/.

"Our goal in developing this series was to create videos that would be fun for students to watch. We wanted to use humor, where appropriate, to focus the student's attention on the safety advice," said Kurt Kalkomey, president of Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc. "We also wanted to avoid being preachy. Our videos are meant to engage students with opportunities to explore and select the best options for staying safe while hunting. This helps students develop true understanding rather than just memorizing the lesson."

Students also can take their Wisconsin hunter safety course on a smartphone, tablet, e-reader, laptop or Internet TV. The course pages will automatically adjust to fit any device with no app required so the videos, graphics and animations are always easy to see.

Wisconsin law requires anyone born on or after January 1, 1973, to complete a hunter safety course before obtaining a Wisconsin hunting license. However, if hunters participate in the hunting mentorship program, or they have successfully completed basic training in the U.S. armed forces, reserves or National Guard, they do not need a hunting safety course in order to buy a license.

Upon completing the Wisconsin Hunter's Ed course, students must attend a hunter education field day to obtain their certification. However, hunters 18 years of age or older may choose Wisconsin's test-out option instead of attending a hunter education Field Day after passing the online course. Visit hunter-ed.com to learn more about Wisconsin laws and regulations.